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Preteens' HPV Shot Won't Encourage Early Sex, Study Says

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Despite some parents' fears, girls who get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) do not see it as permission to have sex, a new study finds.

Breast Cancer Screening Just May Save Your Life

SUNDAY, Oct. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer screening is the most reliable way to detect the disease when it's at an early stage and is most treatable, experts advise.

Deep Space Travel May Damage GI Tract, Animal Study Shows

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Deep space travel has been shown to harm astronauts' eyes, muscles, hearts and immune systems. Now, new animal research suggests that venturing beyond Earth's protective atmosphere could also damage their gastrointestinal tracts.

Therapeutic Vaccine Shows Promise Against a Range of Cancers

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A personalized vaccine held an aggressive group of cancers in check among more than half of patients who received it in a small, preliminary trial, researchers report.

New Treatment Approved for Common Skin Cancer

MONDAY, Oct. 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Libtayo (cemiplimab-rwlc) injection has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC), the agency said in a news release.

Doctors Use Bacteria as Weapon Against Cancer

SUNDAY, Sept. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's a perfect case of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Look for Early Signs of Thyroid Cancer, Experts Urge

SATURDAY, Sept. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in the United States, and experts want you to know how people at high risk for the disease can detect it early.

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Ovarian Cancer

SUNDAY, Sept. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women need to know the symptoms of ovarian cancer and see a doctor if they have them, an ob-gyn expert says.

Undescended Testes Tied to Higher Risk of Cancer, Infertility

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Young boys with undescended testes are at increased risk for testicular cancer and infertility in adulthood, new research suggests.

Senator John McCain Dies From Brain Tumor

SATURDAY, Aug. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Senator John McCain's long battle with brain cancer ended on Saturday afternoon when he passed away at his home in Arizona.